Creating new reports
Eventually a time will come when you need a different sort
of report beyond what Fannie provides out of the box. If that
time comes before you've learned any PHP and/or HTML,
that's okay. Glance over the table & view docs if needed and
get somebody who speaks SQL. Yourself, another staffer, a kidnapped
Head over to Fannie's report generator
(fannie/reports/DBA/ if you're reading this elsewhere). Put your query in the
big box. There's some keyword scrubbing to prevent you from shooting yourself in the
foot, but don't go trying to create a disaster.
If you're querying transaction data and you provide dates (or just a
start date), the tool will automatically replace dlog and/or dtransactions
with appropriate references to the archive structure. This is entirely optional; you
can type references to archive tables and views manually, too.
Default output is a webpage. Check the download results box to get a spreadsheet
instead. Some newer versions of Excel complain that the file isn't really in
correct XLS format, but they can still open it.
If you're going to run a report often, you can save it by putting a name in the
Save As field.